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Sewanee - University of the South - SAT Scores and Admissions Data

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Sewanee, University of the South

Sewanee, University of the South

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Sewanee Description:

Sewanee: The University of the South, stands on a 13,000 acre campus on the Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville in Tennessee. A small college, Sewanee's liberal arts curriculum places students first. Every class at Sewanee is taught be a professor, not grad students, and the university boasts an 11 to 1 student faculty / ratio. Average class size is 18 in the first year, 13 in later years. Sewanee has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, a remarkable number for a school of about 1,500 students. English is particularly strong, and the university is home to The Sewanee Review and Sewanee Writers Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,588 (1,509 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Scholarships for Sewanee (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,714
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,916
  • Other Expenses: $1,100
  • Total Cost: $46,530

Sewanee Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 41%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,246
    • Loans: $5,109

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Sewanee Statement of Purpose:

mission statement from http://about.sewanee.edu/university-purpose/

"The University of the South is an institution of the Episcopal Church dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in close community and in full freedom of inquiry, and enlightened by Christian faith in the Anglican tradition, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds, to the end that students be prepared to search for truth, seek justice, preserve liberty under law, and serve God and humanity.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to the development of the whole person through a liberal arts education of the highest quality. Outstanding students work closely with distinguished and diverse faculty in a demanding course of humane and scientific study that prepares them for lives of achievement and service. Providing rich opportunities for leadership and intellectual and spiritual growth, while grounding its community on a pledge of honor, Sewanee enables students to live with grace, integrity, and a reverent concern for the world.

The School of Theology educates women and men to serve the broad whole of the Episcopal Church in ordained and lay vocations. The School develops leaders who are learned, skilled, informed by the Word of God, and committed to the mission of Christ’s church, in the Anglican tradition of forming disciples through a common life of prayer, learning, and service. Sewanee’s seminary education and world-wide programs equip people for ministry through the gift of theological reflection in community."

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